Church Bullied by Liberal Group to Shut Up or Else …: Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AC) “is calling on the Internal Revenue Service to look into allegations that Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova, Tenn., is violating restrictions for posting a link to a pro-family organization on its website.” What restrictions? The First Amendment does not prohibit churches from speaking out on any issue. The amendment is so clear that the people at AU almost never cite it:…
Van Jones Urges Progressives to 'Steal' Tea Party Strategy:
He credited the Tea Party with building a "network" that operates without any individual leader. "There is no Tea Party. You can't land at the airport here in D.C., and get in the cab and say 'take me to Tea Party headquarters'," he said.
Jones described the movement as an "upgrade" over what progressives had done.
"They use their charismatic leaders to build something bigger than any leader," he said. "They talk rugged individualism, but they act collectively."
[Jones finally got something right (pardon the pun)! – JS]
A Movement Has Begun > Doing the Right Thing! [I am very interested in any feedback on this new try to get us back on a moral road. Please contact me if you have any input. – JS]
Michelle Obama: My Husband Deserves Re-election Because He Grew Up Poor: [So pretty soon all our kids will deserve re-election! – JS]
The Hypocrisy of Dopes: On the last day of the program, the DOE approved loans totaling nine Solyndras, or $4.7 billion. That means that in six short months another 10,000 people will be losing their jobs, at the cost of $470,000 per job to the American taxpayers, thanks to the DOE loan program… It’s in the White House where the hypocrisy runs the deepest… And it’s in the White House where they are playing the progressives [and the GOP – JS] for a bunch of dopes.
"Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it." ~ Thomas Sowell
Liberty, Tyranny, and Ethics
But the root of the problem isn’t government. It’s the now reflexive habit of our culture to identify freedom with license, not liberty, and the resulting moral and ethical failures that have gradually become the norm in all too many spheres of life. Without those ethical failures, government encroachment would not have been seen as necessary or desirable.
When a newspaper asked readers to submit answers to the question, “What is wrong with the world,” G. K. Chesterton is reported to have sent in the response, “I am.” Unless we recognize that the problem isn’t “them,” whether Wall Street, big banks, labor unions, or the government, but “us,” unless we recover a solid ethical foundation for society, our problems are only going to get worse.
And that will result in liberty becoming an increasingly distant memory.